Although lacking in particularly supernatural abilities, larger bears were still dangerous creatures to enrage and could prove a match for the ill-prepared adventurer. Bears could be most often found in forested regions or caverns.
Bears were incredibly powerful physically, possessing superhuman strength as well as a formidable durability, making attacking these clawed beasts an ill-advised idea. Among the most commonly encountered bears were human-sized, with larger species existing. Bears also had a powerful sense of smell and many were omnivorous.
Species of bearsEdit
Some of the more commonly encountered bear species are listed below.
- Black bear
- A variety of bear that is not usually dangerous unless provoked.
- Brown bear
- Among the largest common bears, brown bears are ill-tempered and aggressive when compared with other bears.
- Cave bear
- Vicious predators adapted to living underground.
- Dire bear
- Enormous bears with a powerful capacity for strength and who view human-sized creatures as simply another form of food.
- Polar bear
- Native to arctic regions, polar bears are slightly larger than brown bears and are also partially adapted for an aquatic lifestyle.
- ↑ Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 269. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet and Monte Cook (October 2000). Monster Manual 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 193–194. ISBN 0-7869-1552-1.